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Table 1 Demographics and characteristics of subjects categorized according to school’s year of establishment and funding sourcesa

From: Differences in medical schools’ regional retention of physicians by school type and year of establishment: effect of new schools built under government policy

Year of establishment Pre-1970 Post-1970  
Funding source (n) Public (n = 73,500) Private (n = 29,758) Public (n = 33,943) Private (n = 31,393) p value*
Sex (male) 81.0 74.2 74.9 74.5 <0.001
Experience      
 3–5 years 7.3 7.0 7.9 7.5 <0.001
 6–10 years 15.4 15.5 16.2 15.2  
 11–20 years 38.5 39.3 39.5 39.9  
 ≥21 years 38.8 38.2 36.4 37.4  
Physicians in private practice 14.5 24.3 15.7 31.9 <0.001
Location (prefecture with densely populated citiesb) 56.5 93.7 13.7 78.8 <0.001
  1. aData are reported as proportions of participants
  2. bMedical schools located within prefectures that include municipalities of more than 700,000 residents
  3. * p values for chi-square tests for four categories